Hello everybody. I am just hanging around, minding my own business. Anyway, I just got a Benchmade Mini-Ambush as a gift from my uncle (he just wanted an excuse to buy another pocket knife). This pocket knife is pretty much NIB quality. My question is this, I have only know Schrade and Kershaw, never owned a Benchmade. Also, as far as metal quality, I am usually familiar with 440C. This blade is AUS-8.
The question is this: What are the differences (if any) between 440C and AUS-8. Am I going to like AUS-8? I like it because it is open-assisted and because it has a serrated blade.
In case you're wondering, I am not really going to put it through heavy use. It is just going to be a plain jane pocket knife for a college student.